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We pride ourselves on hiring the best, most highly qualified and experienced team of educators to support our very diverse student needs.  We highly regard certifications, experiences, sense of humor and passion to impact kids’ academic and emotional growth.

Highly Qualified






Abby is a reading specialist and art teacher with 15 years teaching experience. She is trained in Orton Gillingham and Guided Reading Plus. In her free time she loves walking her dog, riding her bike, and making art!
Reading/Math K-6, OG Reading Specialist for Dyslexia

Amy is a Denver native. She attended University of Colorado, Boulder and graduated with a degree in sociology and elementary education. She is certified to teach students in prek-6th grade. Amy recently retired from over 20 years of work at Denver Jewish Day School. Amy has been in education for over 30 years. Most of her years have been spent teaching K. She loves to teach students to read and write! Amy is also certified to teach ELL(English Language Learners). She is passionate about education especially literacy. Amy has been certified in Orton-Gillinghamand uses this instructional method to help guide her lessons. She has also been trained in Reading Recovery, and CRSuccessLearing. When not tutoring, she is often hiking or biking.
Reading and Math K-6

​Aylene has dreamed of being a teacher her whole life and has experience teaching k-6. She graduated with an Elementary Education degree from the University of Central Florida. Aylene believes learning should be hands on, fun and full of new experiences.

In her free time she loves to dive into a book, make new recipes, hike with her husband and dog, and experience new things and cultures.

Math 3-8 and Academic Coaching

​Ben is a Utah native and is currently pursuing an Ed.S degree in school psychology from the University of Denver. He has a B.S. in economics with a minor in mathematics. Ben has experience working with students in various capacities including two years as a national teaching fellow in California with middle school students. Before then, Ben worked as a youth mentor, after-school programmer, and teaching assistant while he pursued his undergraduate degree. Ben is passionate about helping students succeed by building a positive attitude and work ethic. When not working, Ben enjoys bowling with his friends, climbing outdoors and playing a variety of sports, especially basketball and lacrosse.
Reading/Math K-6, OG Reading Specialist for Dyslexia

Brianne has been teaching in schools around the Denver Metro for the past four years. She has worked with grades K-3 and is currently a first grade teacher. She is also certified in Orton-Gillingham and uses this instructional method on a daily basis to help second-language learners thoroughly understand the phonetic code of English.

Brianne is passionate about helping her students to read and to write. In her spare time, Brianne loves to see the beautiful things happening in Denver with her husband.

CeciliaLearning Facilitator
Homework Help, Math ​K-7

Cecilia is a native of Colorado. She Graduated from Metropolitan State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and a Minor in Reading. She also has a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Colorado Denver. She Retired from Denver Public Schools in 2012 after serving the district for 24 years, teaching 5th grade most of my career and also as a math intervention teacher for 6th-8th grade. I enjoy doing activities with my family on the weekends and bowling with my husband during the week. ​Cecilia runs the exl learning lab after school ensuring that kids get their homework done right the first time and ready to hand in.
Secondary Math, Physics, Test Prep

Chris has been a secondary math teacher in North Carolina since 2010, where he coached the competitive Mathcounts team, ran a school fantasy sports math club, and coached the school’s lacrosse team. Living in Denver now, Chris is pursuing a career as a professional banjo player!

He loves helping learners break through barriers and exceed their own expectations, so he’s now tutoring all varieties of math from middle school to Calculus, Test Prep, and Physics.

Secondary math and sciences

​Dominique helps students master a range of subjects including math, science, reading, writing, academic organization, and test prep. Since 2007, Dominique has helped over a hundred students prepare for the ACT and SAT. She knows how to improve scores by attacking the challenges on these tests. After graduating from Brown University, Dominique taught middle and high school math and science, tutored elementary school through college-age students, and lead outdoor education expeditions. She received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. She enjoys backpacking, skiing, playing the violin, and exploring the world with her 4-year-old. She loves to help students challenge themselves, struggle, fail, try again, and ultimately succeed.
Reading Specialist for Dyslexia

Elizabeth Hudson has been a special education teacher for 10 years for Denver Public Schools. Her experience gives her unique practice and knowledge in many learning styles and needs with all elementary age students. She is Orton Gillingham trained and has used those techniques in the classroom for the past several years. She is a 5th generation Coloradan and 4th generation Denverite, proud to have her twin boys be the 4th generation to attend East High School.
Emilie graduated from University of Denver and then went back to get her Masters in the Arts of Teaching from Relay Graduate school of Education in 2019. She grew up in Boise, Idaho but has loved living in Colorado. She is a certified K-6 teacher and is passionate about fostering positive relationships with students to motivate them to reach their highest potentials. She strives to build students’ confidence and help them find their own love of reading and learning. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Language Arts K-12, Math K-6

Jocelyn graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a degree in Communications and Elementary Education. She has taught 6th grade for the past three years at an elementary school setting with an autism lab. She then decided to continue her education and became highly qualified in language arts to teach grades k-12. Jocelyn is currently teaching 7th grade language arts in the middle school this year and is so excited. She loves seeing kids learn about other people, places and experiences through books and learning from them. When Jocelyn is not teaching, she enjoys time with family, friends, being outside and traveling!
Reading/Math K-6, OG Reading Specialist for Dyslexia

Katie is a Special Education teacher with more than four years working with students diagnosed with disabilities. She has completed an intensive training in the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction and incorporates this daily into whole group and small group classroom instruction as well as one-on-one tutoring. In her free time she enjoys yoga and hiking.
Reading/Math K-6, OG Reading Specialist for Dyslexia

​Kendalyn Nonmacher graduated with a Masters Degree in Teaching in Diverse Contexts from the University of Colorado Denver. She has taught grades 2-5 and is certified in Orton-Gillingham and Structured Literacy.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and her puppy Jack.
Lisa A.
Lisa A.Tutor
Educational Consultant + Diagnostician, Coordinator SEAL/EF Programs, OG Reading Specialist for Dyslexia

Lisa has a passion for all things related to brains, behavior and kids! Her unique background merging Clinical Psychology and Educational Diagnostics leads to her fulfill multiple roles on our team.
Lisa’s initial role at eXL was that of Educational Diagnostician where she developed our assessment program. She has extensive training in neuropsychological and developmental assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with learning disabilities, cognitive, social and behavioral difficulties. Committed to evidenced-based assessment and intervention, Lisa enjoys helping families through the often confusing process of assessment and diagnosis. To see more details about her training, please click here (
Additionally, Lisa is passionate about integrating social-emotional learning into the academic setting where she works both with students individually, as well as their families. Lisa seeks to integrate skills-based approaches drawn from clinical psychology with academic support tailored to supporting the students individualized needs. Lisa’s background in Child and Family Therapy, as well as Behavior Analysis allows to her to work with students and families who may be experiencing behavioral challenges at school or home. She loves troubleshooting to come up with creative solutions, and is committed to collaborating with families and other providers to ensure a proper range of care is provided.
Lastly, Lisa provides OG/MSL support to individuals diagnosed with dyslexia. She particularly enjoys working with students who struggle with co-occurring challenges such as anxiety or attention disorders and is often known to weave executive functioning skills into almost every lesson!
Outside of work, Lisa enjoys spending time with her two dogs outside, as well as practicing agility! You may even see Ralley (Lisa’s lab) join in on some sessions when appropriate.
Lisa C.
Lisa C.Tutor
Reading and Math 3-8
Academic Coaching

​Lisa Cherry, a New Jersey native, has a master’s in Environmental Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, a bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Rutgers University, and an associate’s degree in Education. She has over ten years of experience mentoring and educating youth in leadership skills and STEM concepts and is passionate about encouraging learning and development through fun creative activities. When it comes to helping students succeed, she believes that a positive attitude is key to building confidence and achieving academic goals. When not tutoring, Lisa works for the City and County of Denver in the Public Works department, where she is responsible for citywide stormwater master planning.
Reading/Math K-6, OG Reading Specialist for Dyslexia

Lori has been teaching for 28 years. She was an elementary classroom teacher for 15 years and has been a reading specialist for the last 13 years. She is Orton Gillingham certified, as well as trained in Structured Literacy through the Colorado Department of Education. Lori is licensed to teach in the state of Colorado and holds endorsements in elementary education and special education. She loves helping struggling readers break the code and discover the joys of reading.
Reading and Math K-6

Margie holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching elementary school grades K-6, and has 12 years of teaching experience mostly in fifth and sixth grade classrooms. She has taught all subject areas and is also Highly Qualified in Drama. In addition to supporting students at eXL Learning, Margie works with students at Young Americans Center for Financial Education where she assists students while they apply their knowledge of Personal Finance Literacy and Civics while running their own town or country! Margie is excited to support students outside of the classroom, to help them enhance their learning. In her spare time, you might find her performing improv or sketch comedy at a theater around Denver!
Matt F.
Matt F.Tutor
Secondary Math and Sciences, Test Prep

Matthew Fay has a B.S. in Physics from Florida International University and is a licensed 6-12 grade Math instructor for the state of Colorado and has been teaching in Denver classrooms for several years. He loves reading, puzzles, road trips, and especially his dog, The Doctor Waffles (Doc for short).
Matt R.
Matt R.Tutor
Secondary Math and Sciences, Test Prep

Matt is currently working on earning a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University. He is enjoys supporting students with their understanding of math and sciences. During his free time, Matt can be found at MindCraft Makerspace teaching digital fabrication to kids or creating fun stuff! He also enjoys exploring Denver and working on personal projects.
Nicole has been passionate about becoming a teacher since she was a little girl. She graduated with an Elementary Education bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She taught 2nd and 3rd grade, in Kentucky, for 6 years. With a strong passion for math instruction and coaching, she managed and developed math intervention and paraprofessional teams for several years. Recently she has been providing reading interventions for Denver Public Schools and serves as a Senior Team Lead for 4th grade and ECE. Nicole believes learning should be engaging, fun, strategically planned to build on students’ strengths. In her free time, she loves exploring the outdoors and going on hikes with friends. She enjoys music and attends lots of concerts with her husband. To unwind, she likes reading, yoga, and dancing.
Reading/Math K-6, OG Reading Specialist for Dyslexia

Rachel graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with her bachelors degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Reading. She has taught Kindergarten through second grade. She is also certified in Orton-Gillingham and uses this instructional method on a daily basis to help second-language learners thoroughly learn and understand the phonetic code of English.

Rachel is passionate about her students and loves to see them learn and grow. When she is not teaching, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, skiing, and traveling.

Language Arts K-12, Math K-6

Samantha graduated from Biola University with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Biblical Studies. She is originally from Southern California and recently moved to the Denver area. She is a certified K-6 teacher and is passionate about fostering fun, memorable, and meaningful learning experiences for students. She strives to build students’ confidence and courage so that they can experience the joys that come from persevering, taking risks, and being bold in their learning. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, writing, handlettering, and spending time with my friends and family.
Samantha H
Samantha HTutor
Reading/Math K-6, OG Reading Specialist for Dyslexia

​Samantha obtained her bachelors degree from Northern Illinois University. She also went to Colorado Christian University and earned a Masters in Special Education with a general education endorsement. Samantha has taught in special education and is now in a general education classroom. Samantha earned her structured literacy certification. She lovesenriching the minds of young children and aiding them in exploring all facets of their brains!
When Samantha is not teaching, you can find her hiking, camping, kayaking, or skiing in the mountains with her dog.
Reading/Math K-6, OG Reading Specialist for Dyslexia

Sarah is a 2nd grade teacher in Denver and is originally from Overland Park, Kansas. In 2013, she received her Bachelors in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Middle School Mathematics from Emporia State University. Soon after, she and her husband moved to Denver where they enjoy easy access to adventures like rock climbing, skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. They love to spend time in the mountains with their dog, Gipson.

Sarah completed her Masters in Education from Regis University and became a licensed Reading Specialist. She currently heads the Literacy Committee at her school and tutors students in reading skills. In addition, she has completed an intensive training in the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction and incorporates this daily into whole group and small group classroom instruction as well as one-on-one tutoring. She is excited to continue her passion for the teaching of reading at eXL Learning!

Sarah F.
Sarah F.Tutor
K-8 Reading/Writing, Reading Specialist for Dyslexia

Sarah is a reading interventionist with more than 11 years of teaching for Denver Public Schools. She earned her teaching license and a BA in history from CU Boulder and a MA in Reading, Writing Curriculum and Instruction from CU Denver. In her free time she enjoys volunteering at Children’s Hospital and walks around Washington Park (her happy place).
Reading/Math K-6, Spanish, OG Reading Specialist for Dyslexia

​Shannon is a Denver native with a BA degree in Spanish from Macalester College (St. Paul, MN) and MA in Urban Education from the University of Denver. After living in different parts of the country, she returned to Denver in 2003 and began her teaching career. She has taught in English and in Spanish. Shannon has received training and certification in Guided Reading Plus, a reading intervention modeled after Reading Recovery. Currently, she works as an ESL teacher (English as a Second Language), teaching students in grades kindergarten through fifth. When she is not working with her students, she enjoys gardening, road trips, and spending time with her teenage son and their golden retriever.
Stephanie S.
Stephanie S.Tutor
Elementary Reading, Math K-6, OG Reading Specialist for Dyslexia

Stephanie is a Denver native and Denver Public Schools graduate. She attended University of Northern Colorado and graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She is certified to teach children from birth to 6th grade. Stephanie currently teaches at Denver Jewish Day School in 2nd Grade. During the summer, she works for a variety of summer camps where her passion of teaching outdoor skills and a love for nature is fulfilled. When not tutoring, she is reading, snuggling with her kitten, hiking, or kayaking​.
Reading and Writing K-12
Math K-6

​Veronica comes from a family of teachers and started volunteering in classrooms as a child. Born in California, she attended the University of California: Santa Cruz, where she was a writing tutor for 3 years. After completing her bachelor’s, she continued at her university to obtain her master’s degree in education and her teaching credential in elementary education. After completing her student teaching in California, she moved to Denver to begin her teaching career. She worked with Denver Public Schools before joining the eXL team. She enjoys hiking, road trips, and working on her own writing projects in her spare time!
Language Arts K-8, Math K-5

​Zoe is an experienced teacher within and outside of the classroom. She graduated with a Masters in Education and holds her teaching certificate. Zoe loves working with students one-on-one and guiding them towards the lightbulb moment when a concept clicks. She believes learning should be fun and immersive. In her spare time, Zoe enjoys exploring Denver, creative writing, and playing with her new puppy.
K-6 Reading and Writing; OG Reading

​Roxanne has been both a reading interventionist, classroom teacher, and tutor in Denver for the past 10 years. She moved to Denver from St. Louis, Mo, where she earned her Masters of Arts in Education in Elementary Education and Bachelors in Communication Studies from Truman State University. Roxanne is passionate about kids’ health and wellness and also teaches classes, camps, and special events. She enjoys doing these same things in her free time, as well as hiking, reading, camping, and spending as much time outdoors as possible.


Join our highly qualified and experienced team of educators in supporting our very diverse student needs